The Civic Synergy Project aims at strengthening public participation in the implementation of European integration (EI) reforms in Ukraine through institutional capacity building and boosting of activities of the Ukrainian Side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (UA CSP) and the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF UNP).
The Project provides the Platforms with organizational, financial, communication, methodological and other support for their advocacy, informational and educational activities aimed at fostering the effective implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA) and the EaP.
Ensure that the Platforms carry out their statutory activities, while working in a more systemic and concerted manner, and develop knowledge and skills of their members for efficient performance of their tasks..
Enhance interaction among Ukrainian, EU and the EaP region civil society through effective exchange of information and facilitation of collaboration. Make the Platforms’ position and products known to important target audiences beyond Ukraine.
Support analytical and advocacy efforts of the Platforms: monitoring and assessment of the AA implementation and achievement of EaP deliverables; production of analytical papers on various aspects of EI reforms; organization of discussion events and dialogues with stakeholders; and conduct of advocacy campaigns.
Provide, on a competitive basis, financial support to the Platforms’ member organizations to support their active and coordinated actions in the implementation of the AA, realization of EaP priorities and development of the Platforms’ potential.
Improve information supply on the Platform’s activities through development of their communication strategies, active collaboration with the media and maintaining of the websites and social media. Support awareness-raising campaigns on the AA tasks and opportunities, EaP policies, etc.
The Project is funded by the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) and is implemented by the IRF European Program Initiative. The Project implementation period is 2016-2019.